Chuck Fadely has advice for you if you have $20,000 to spend on video equipment, but in his world, after the $20,000 is spent, you have no video camera.
I’ve outfitted newsrooms with two of these each, plus three or more inexpensive digital cameras, plus two each of the Marantz MP3 records and all the accessories for $18,000.
Now I favor the Sony HDR-FX1 for “high end” video, and as many Lumix DMC-TZ1s as you can stuff into the newsroom. In fact, I’d argue that if you’ve only got $10,000, buy only the Lumix cameras and give the leftovers to your readers.
Remember, you’re shooting and editing video for the web, not television. Don’t waste dollars on unnecessary fluff in the name of quality that will be completely lost in translation. Editing stations? Bah! Give me a laptop and iMovie (though, there’s nothing wrong with Final Cut Pro if you can afford it).